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10:20 PM ET, July 26, 2010

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Richard / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Wins New Legal Protections for Video Artists, Cell Phone Jailbreakers, and Unlockers  —  San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) won three critical exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) anticircumvention provisions today, carving out new legal protections …
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John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Jailbreaking Your iPhone Is Now Legal  —  Many of the most vocal critics of jailbreaking — a group which includes Apple itself — have been quick in the past to cite the fact that hacking your smartphone is a violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and thus illegal.
Jared Newman / PC World:
Govt.-Approved iPhone Jailbreaking Won't Help Users  —  The U.S. Copyright Office slapped Apple in the face by declaring iPhone jailbreaking legal, but that won't change anything for iPhone users.  —  Every three years, the copyright office considers exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act …
Discussion: GigaOM and Gizmodo
Paul Biba / TeleRead:
Full press release on DMCA exemptions
Electronista:
Ruling on DMCA could allow breaking DRM for fair use
Michael Siliski / Google Mobile Blog:
An Even Better Way to Find Places Nearby  —  With six updates in six months, Google Maps for Android has been getting plenty of new features, both big and small.  A continued focus with each update has been on giving you better ways to find places nearby.  In the most recent updates …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google May Not Have Bought Yelp, But They Sure Are Trying To Own Them With Places  —  Perhaps you recall that late last year, Google was in discussions to buy Yelp.  Despite a supposed offer of $550 million plus earn-outs, Yelp walked away from the deal.  But that isn't stopping Google for entering Yelp's business.
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Twitter to Show Photos and Videos in the Stream [UPDATED]  —  A new Twitter setting called “Tweet Media” has rolled out to some of Twitter's users, strongly suggesting that the company will soon embed videos and photos in the stream.  —  Tweet Media, which the Mashable team and others …
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web
Apple:
iPhone 4 Arrives in 17 More Countries This Friday  —  Apple's iPhone® 4 will be available in 17 more countries this Friday, July 30. iPhone 4 features FaceTime®, which makes video calling as easy as one tap, Apple's new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Google Music takes a step closer to reality  —  Google's plan to challenge Apple's dominance in the music marketplace is advancing more rapidly than expected, say music industry sources.  —  The search giant's Android whiz, VP Andy Rubin, is said to be having “accelerated” …
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Facebook Testing “Delete Account” Option.  —  Updated at foot of post.  —  This is still developing, as we're seeing mixed reports around the Internet.  However, it appears that Facebook has released a Delete Account option, in addition to the previous Deactivate Account.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HTC makes Super LCD screens for Desire and Nexus One official  —  Welcome back to our “worst kept secrets” hour, where HTC has seen fit to release a PR blast informing the world of what it already knew: the Desire and Nexus One are getting Super (duper) LCD displays to fill demand that Samsung's AMOLED division cannot.
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James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:   HTC Says No to AMOLED: Nexus One Lives On?
Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
Google launches Apps for Government, announces federal security certification  —  Google today announced Google Apps for Government, a new offering that has the look and feel of the Google Apps enterprise offering but now with some enhancements intended to address security concerns specific to government agencies.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Launches ‘Apps For Government’, With Servers On US Soil
Discussion: Digits and Google Watch
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google, Content Farms & Why This May Be Blekko's Moment  —  At the beginning of Google's “Searchology” event in early 2007 original Google employee Craig Silverstein opined, “If Google had started a year or two earlier, it wouldn't have worked.”  That's because prior to that time (1998) …
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Christopher Mims / Technology Review:   The Search Engine Backlash Against ‘Content Mills’
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
27-Inch LED Cinema Display Coming Tomorrow Alongside iMacs and Mac Pros?  —  Mockup of existing 24" LED display (left) next to 27" model (right)  —  In announcing the return of his podcast talk show, the plugged-in John Gruber slyly hints, as he is wont to do, that Apple may be set to release …
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Punch  —  A video posted by Google shows the name of a new Google Docs feature: Google Punch.  A “punch” is a Google Docs filetype, just like a document, a spreadsheet or a presentation.  —  Here's the video:  —  One of the definitions of the word “punch” is “an iced mixed drink …
Discussion: TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
New York Times:
BlackBerry's Era May Be Ending  —  Research In Motion's future looks bleak.  R.I.M., which makes the popular BlackBerry devices, has had a traditional stronghold in sales to American companies.  But that has been cracked open.  —  Apple said last week that more than 80 percent …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Will phones and 3D Web boost new OpenGL?  —  Khronos Group, the industry consortium that develops OpenGL, announced a new version of the graphics interface on Monday that it hopes will compete better with Microsoft's DirectX—and that could get a boost from 3D Web technology.
Scott Thurm / Wall Street Journal:
Oracle's Ellison: Pay King  —  Leads WSJ List of Top-Paid CEOs of the Decade; Diller, Irani, Jobs Rank High  —  Larry Ellison, founder and chief executive of software maker Oracle Corp., topped the list of best-paid executives of public companies during the past decade …
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Asia Dominates Top 100 Fastest Internet Cities List  —  Asia, thanks to the growing number of fiber-based broadband connections in countries like China, Japan and South Korea accounts for 59 of the top 100 fastest cities in the world, according to data released by Akamai Technologies (s akam) …
Christina Warren / Mashable!:
Now You Can Bump iPhones to Connect on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn  —  Bump, the app that makes it super simple to exchange information with other users by bumping phones, has just released Bump 2.0 [iTunes link] for the iPhone.  —  The app features an updated and refined interface plus …
 
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Mona Akmal / The Windows Blog:
Messenger Companion - Have conversations with your friends directly …
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:rawmeet
Kara Swisher / All Things Digital:
Exclusive: Is Yahoo Japan Poised to Switch to Google Search?
Discussion: Technology News, Thanks:atul
Jim Moran / Yipit Blog:
Watch Out Groupon, Yelp Is Testing Daily Deals
Discussion: TechCrunch, Screenwerk and The Next Web, Thanks:yipit
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Glam Media Launches BrashSports As It Homes In On Male Audience
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
UFC Demands Justin.tv and Ustream Give Up Pirates' IP Addresses
John Ribeiro / Computerworld:
Yahoo may fund hackers with good ideas
 Earlier Items: 
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Intel Close to Buying Infineon's Wireless Chip Biz
Discussion: VentureBeat
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
HMV hopes to rival iTunes with digital store launch
Angus / Project Gus:
The Sad State of Open Source in Android tablets
Discussion: ZDNet
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Hackers With Enigmatic Motives Vex Companies
Discussion: Gawker, Bits and blogs.chron.com
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
HTC Vision headed to T-Mobile in new spy shot, dubbed G1 Blaze?